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It’s So Hot And Dry, Texas Lake Turns Blood Red [VIDEO]

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I was only half-joking today when I said it felt like I was living in the Sahara Desert!

Yes, it’s been hot the last couple of weeks… But the temperatures yesterday and today are just crazy!!!

Plus, with the heat, we’ve had the lack of rain making everything dead and/or dying.

Including, it seems, a lake over in west Texas.

The OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park has never been completely water filled… But it had been stocked with catfish, bass, and sunfish and had some decent fishing opportunities.

But this year’s drought has caused water level to drop so much that all the fish have died.

Then, came the Chromatiaceae bacteria… One of the few things that can survive in water that’s oxygen depleted.

And that, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries, has caused the remaining water to turn blood red.

Anyone up for a swim???

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